Furr has tee time at Miss. State

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 16, 2007

WESSON — At 5-foot-2, Wesson senior golfer Perry Katherine Furrswings a mighty big club. So much, that Furr signed a scholarshipto play for the Mississippi State University women’s golf team nextfall.

“It was my goal to play college golf,” said Furr. “I am blessedto be able to do this.” She goes by her initials PK.

Furr said was contacted last summer and visited the MSU campus inJuly, meeting women’s golf coach Christi Sanders. She said sheliked Coach Saunders.

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During the MSU-LSU game, Furr talked with Sanders and told her shewould commit to State. “I really enjoyed talking to her.”

P.K., the daughter of Richard and Robin Furr, began accompanyingher father to the golf course when she was 5 years old. “I used togo with my dad when is I was five. “

When she entered the sixth grade, the 12-year-old Furr decided shewanted to play golf. “My daddy taught me. My dad said if I stuckwith it, it might get me through college.”

Up until her senior year, Furr played tournaments all over theSouth and has won numerous titles. She is a member of the Wessongolf team that are the defending Class 2A state champ. Their golfcoach is Jody Ray.

Furr uses Nike Irons and Titlist Pro V One golf balls. Her averagedriving distance is 245 yards.

While at Mississippi State, Furr plans to major as an athletictrainer. In the classroom, she has a GPA of 3.5.

Furr had the opportunity to walk on at Ole Miss, but couldn’t passup the scholarship at MSU. Her parents are Ole Miss graduates andher older sister Abby is finishing her degree in pharmacy at OleMiss.

Furr is working on a new swing to get ready for the longer coursesin the SEC. “I hit the ball really low,” said Furr of her swing. “Ihave to carry the ball further.” The coaches instructed her oncorrecting it and Furr is working on it this season.

Furr, who played other sports at Wesson, including basketball andsoftball, decided to dedicate her time to golf her senior year. Shewas selected to the Wesson Hall of Fame. Furr is a member of FCA,the National Honor Society and the Irish Club (school spirit).

Last weekend, Furr and her family attended the LPGA Tournament ofChampions held on the Magnolia Grove Course in Mobile, Ala. “I gota lot of autographs,” said Furr. “I got to meet AnnikaSorenstam.”